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Brooksville, Alabama
(Blount County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Brooksville ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Brooksville (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Brooksville. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Brooksville ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Brooksville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Brooksville, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Brooksville.

Cemeteries Near Brooksville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brooksville.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Brooksville covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Alldredge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brooksville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Gibbs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW New Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ebell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roswell Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Warrior Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Berry - Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Blountsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Eidson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holly Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Blackwood - Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Painter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brooklyn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fowler Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brashier Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Baileyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Arab City Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Hope #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Brooksville had a population of 96 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Brooksville, with the one closest to Brooksville listed first.

Bright Star   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Brooksville
 - Bright Star had a post office and no railroad service
Tappan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tappan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brooksville
 - Tappan had a post office and no railroad service
Summit   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brooksville
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Summit had a post office and no railroad service
Liberty   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brooksville
 - 1895 population of 178 people
 - Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
McLarty   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Brooksville
 - McLarty had a post office and no railroad service
Snead   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Brooksville
 - Snead had a post office and no railroad service
Highmound   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Brooksville
 - Highmound had a post office and no railroad service
Strawberry   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Brooksville
 - Strawberry had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Brooksville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Brooksville in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Brooksville is located in Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

Below are the counties that are near Brooksville. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Brooksville:

Blount     (The home county for Brooksville)
      Summit   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arab   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Brooksville, see our County-by-County Page for Brooksville.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Brooksville:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives for Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Blount County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Blount County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Blount County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Brooksville ...

While our initial data for Brooksville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Brooksville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Brooksville.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Brooksville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Brooksville.
      See our Misc Page for Brooksville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brooksville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Blount County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Brooksville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brooksville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brooksville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brooksville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brooksville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1620, Longitude: -86.4755     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brooksville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Brooksville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brooksville.


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